Daydreams Diary: I’ve Been Waiting…

It’s been a while since I sat down to catch up with you.

There’s a reason for that.

In the recent words of someone I’ve always admired, actress Uma Thurman,

 

“I’ve been waiting to feel less angry.”

 

I’ve got a flurry of these Daydreams Diaries coming up this season perhaps making up for it.

With all of the events going on in the world, I felt the sudden urge to re-post my own #MeToo story,

The Girl That Didn’t Cry Wolf

 

 

Shared exclusively a few years ago at Stories That Must Not Die.

I think it’s important to highlight this happens to very young girls too. & We need to protect and educate our children.


Love Always,
Daydreams
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Sleepy Sundays: Water Peony

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Water Peony

This weekend as I sent out my folders to my list of clients we did a little dance between stress and happiness. Friday night I went out like a light after a week’s worth of the nuttiness that can be a work week. Saturday morning awakening to some of the sweetest words ever made my day over and then some. Into the night my hands worked away at florals and the closing of some other projects. There is so much in store for this February. Even though there is still quite a bit of negative going on in the world, your love shines through it all.

This design was inspired by paintings done with loved ones throughout childhood. It will act as sort of a logo mascot as well as a template for my February into spring custom design collections.

What driving force gets you moving? Has someone made your Sunday yet today? Better yet, have you made someone’s Sunday today? 🙂

Have a peaceful Sunday!

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Sleepy Sundays: Strung

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The chaos of the modern-day holiday season can leave us temporarily high-strung and packed with anxiety.

I’m lucky that even though this season I may have been this brand of high-strung, I’m strung together with people I love.

Do you get stressed out planning for holidays? Does your family or friends circle make homemade ornaments? 

Have a shining Sunday!

Sleepy Sundays: Stasis

If you follow the CardCastles Instagram, then chances are you already saw this moment I captured that inspired the art further below.

 

It was a chilly afternoon when I snapped this photo. Right before this strange warm-up that’s seemed to have hit my area just ahead of winter.

I was amazed at how the sky was clearly showing signs of winter approaching, yet they were predicting near summer-like temperatures for the following week.

It all got me thinking about how busy some of us all are and how many emotions are flying around this season. The thought reminded me of a story I heard once of how a winter fairy would slumber in some form of stasis. She would bring the trees and the plants around her into this slumber.

So I decided to draw my own version of her, in both day & night variations.

Do the holidays have you feeling the need to recharge? Does the end of the year bring about a “start from scratch” attitude in you? 

Have a restful Sunday!

Going “Home”

As an artist, I think drawing up your ideal self causes mental blockage in my world. When thinking of this month’s Monthly Peace Challenge: (Wo)man in the Mirror, thoughts clouded over in my head. Art seemed like the logical choice for this challenge. However, some of my more desirable ideas were best described with music in the past.

This all got me thinking. Memories flooded back from when time was simpler. There was a point during childhood where stress was minimal. Life, (for the most part) was joyous. It was a time when I was in my purest form.

The following song was not created from back then, but rather from more modern times. Somehow, the way it sounds still takes me back to that time, though. Maybe it will do the same for you.

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